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Apprenticeship Services – Now Hiring!

Canada’s Building Trades Unions are currently hiring several positions for our new project – the Apprenticeship Service Program. CBTU has been selected as an intermediary for the Apprenticeship Service Program – a federally-funded program that will help apprentices get started in the skilled trades. We’re looking for passionate, experienced individuals to lead this exciting initiative. See our job postings and contact Kelly Ackerl at with any questions!

CBTU Statement on Budget 2022

Read CBTU’s full statement on Budget 2022 and the inclusion of a Labour Mobility Deduction for Tradespeople.

The Voice of Canada’s
Construction Workers.

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are the national voice of over half a million Canadian construction workers—members of 14 international unions who work in more than 60 different trades and occupations, and generate six percent of this country’s GDP.

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Just Transition
Just Transition

CBTU believes in energy independence for North America and supports oil sands and other hydrocarbon developments in Canada.

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How are we
Building Canada?

Construction is Canada’s largest private-sector industry. Its direct impact on the economy is immense:




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of the GDP

Interested in a
Skilled Trades Career?

Through an online assessment and matching portal, prospective candidates will be able to explore all of the unique opportunities and career paths that exist in the unionized construction trades; assess their skills and suitability for a particular trade as a career; get matched with a local building trades union; and identify any gaps or supports they may need to get started.

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